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Posts By: Navin Chaddha

Insights From Today’s CIO's

Insights From Today’s CIO’s

We recently hosted about 45 enterprise CIOs and IT leaders for an afternoon of conversation and gathered insights on their priorities and emerging technology trends. The participants represented industries such as Airlines, Banking, Entertainment, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharma, Retail, Technology and Telecommunications. We had in-depth conversations on their top 3 priority topics – the move…

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7 Strategies To Lead Your Board - Navin Chaddha

7 Strategies To Lead Your Board

As early-stage investors at Mayfield, we realize that the relationship between entrepreneurs and their board members can play a foundational role in the company-building process. We have noticed that high-performing startup CEOs use every resource at their disposal, and there are few better ways to enlist expertise, gain support, and achieve accountability than working with…

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Rishi Garg Mayfield New Partner Introduction

Introducing our Newest Partner Rishi Garg

It has been ten years since I joined Mayfield. The decade-long journey has been marked by many significant milestones: Raising $1.5 billion in new capital through six funds – (4 U.S. and 2 dedicated India funds); Partnering with over 100 entrepreneurs in the U.S., India, and China; Watching almost 30 of our companies become industry…

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Championing Entrepreneurs with $525 Million in Two New Funds

Championing Entrepreneurs with $525 Million in Two New Funds

Since our founding in 1969, Mayfield has championed hundreds of entrepreneurs, from an idea to an impactful company. During our 46-year history, we have invested in more than 520 companies, resulting in 114 IPOs and more than 160 mergers or acquisitions. See our notable investments for additional details. Today we have raised $525 million across two…

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Navin Chaddha Shares Learnings from Serial Entrepreneurs Jake/Brighter & Manish/Poshmark

On Big Ideas, Serial Entrepreneurs & Marathons

Today, Jake Winebaum, founder & CEO of Brighter, a Saas-enabled dental marketplace, announced a $21 million financing round.  This follows last week’s news of a $25 million financing round announced by Manish Chandra of Poshmark, a mobile fashion marketplace. The ability of these two companies to raise healthy amounts of capital and attract best-in-class investors…

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The Talent Economy Tejas Maniar

The Talent Economy

“By 2013 more than half of the top 50 companies were talent-based, including three of the four biggest: Apple, Microsoft, and Google.  (The other was ExxonMobil.)  Only 10 owed their position on the list to the ownership of resources.  Over the past 50 years the U.S. economy has shifted decisively from financing the exploitation of…

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The Rewarding Journey of Championing a Serial Entrepreneur

The Rewarding Journey of Championing a Serial Entrepreneur

Rehan Jalil is a serial entrepreneur whom I first met in 2007. At that time, he had an innovative idea to build a wireless equipment company with product excellence and a capital-efficient model.  Our partnership lasted for 2.5 years, during which Wichorus pioneered the new category of smart wireless 4G infrastructure, impressed customers & partners…

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Alignable blog post

Does the world need another professional social network?

  It does, especially for small business owners, which haven’t had a social network built specifically for them until now. Small business owners have it tough – they’re 50% of our GDP and the lifeblood of our economy, but they don’t get to access sophisticated technology that larger corporations have, they wear many different hats,…

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Nesting Dolls

Navin Chaddha Shares Mayfield View on Containers

The DockerCon user conference recently concluded in San Francisco, and the evidence of the container movement gaining momentum was clear — 2,000+ attendees, 70 sponsors and more than 40 exhibitors. Add to this the approximately $500 million of VC investment in container-related companies to date; the lists of hot startups that are beginning to appear;…

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